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post #1 of 3 Old 11-24-2011, 05:50 AM Thread Starter
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Bent Rear Shocks?

when I put a new 5" exhaust on my truck because my 4" fell off this week I noticed my rear shocks had a bit of a bend. Would hauling loads in upwards of 3,000lbs in the box be a result of this most likely? I think I have 6" springs with 4" blocks in the back.


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ARP STUDS/VICTOR REINZ GASKETS
5" MBRP TURBOBACK, AIRAID CAI
SCT SF3 CANNED TUNES
10" FABTECH 4LINK
18X10 DIAMO 17K on 38x15.5's KUMHO KL7'S
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Hmm, if it wasn't lifted I would say that's a possibility. With it being lifted I'll bet you are experiencing "axle wrap" under hard acceleration, especially if it's just lifted with blocks and not new springs. You might want to invest in actual rear springs and possibly ladder/traction bars. This should help eliminate axle wrap. Axle wrap can be very hard on the driveshaft and u-joints also.

Never mind, I see you say springs and blocks. With that much lift traction bars are going to definitely be needed.
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I guess I'll most likely go with the OUO track bars/blocks. I got a new rear driveshaft made, it was a world of difference. Thanks for the help


2005 F250 6.0h yeah
EGR DELETE/OIL COOLER
ARP STUDS/VICTOR REINZ GASKETS
5" MBRP TURBOBACK, AIRAID CAI
SCT SF3 CANNED TUNES
10" FABTECH 4LINK
18X10 DIAMO 17K on 38x15.5's KUMHO KL7'S
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